Topic: True Happiness [Open Heavens for Teens 15 August 2019]

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Memorise: “For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.” – 1 Corinthians 2:2

Read: 1 John 4:7-8

7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.

8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

Bible In One Year: Psalm 103-104, Romans 14

MESSAGE:

The world today has become a selfish place. Everyone is looking out only for their own good, not caring what happens to other people. It is no wonder we have more sad and depressed people in the world. There was a time you could hardly hear of depression, especially in villages where there was communal love and everyone was always ready to help one another any way they could.

The difference between those days and now is that people had genuine love for their neighbours, and everyone looked out for one another’s happiness. This is how it should be. God never made us to be self-sufficient, in fact, no matter how much you do to get happy, there will remain a void in your heart until make others happy. When you make people happy, you experience true happiness. Stop being selfish the happiness you are trying to get by amassing possessions actually exists in sharing your possessions with the needy.

Key Point:

Just like no product is made to enjoy itself but for others to enjoy, no man was made to make himself happy, but to make others happy.

Hymn 13:

1 Is your life a channel of blessing?
Is the love of God flowing through you?
Are you telling the lost of the Savior?
Are you ready His service to do?

Chorus:
Make me a channel of blessing today,
Make me a channel of blessing, I pray;
My life possessing, my service blessing,
Make me a channel of blessing today.

2 Is your life a channel of blessing?
Are you burdened for those that are lost?
Have you urged upon those who are straying
The Savior who does on the cross

3 Is your life a channel of blessing?
Is it a daily telling for Him?
Have you spoken the word of salvation?
To those who are dying in sin?

4 We cannot be channels of blessing
If our lives are not free from sin;
We will barriers be and a hindrance
To those we are trying to win.

Daily Devotional for Teen’s guide was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical church in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries.